4 Delicious Fruit Smoothies For The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

4 Delicious Fruit Smoothies For The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

4 Delicious Fruit Smoothies For The Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

If you’re in need of a tasty pre-workout snack before you hit the gym, a fruit smoothie is ideal. Not only are they a healthy alternative, they’re simple and easy to make, too. After a few tries, anyone can whip up these handy smoothie recipes in no time!

Here’s how to make some delicious pre-workout smoothies in a few simple steps: 

Step 1: Choose a recipe 

The first step is to choose a pre-workout fruit shake recipe. Here are four different fruit smoothie recipes you can try out:

  • PB&J Fruit Smoothie
  • Banana, Almond, and Flaxseed Smoothie
  • Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie 
  • Green Smoothie 

Step 2: Round up the ingredients 

After choosing an easy smoothie recipe, gather all the ingredients. Prepping all the ingredients in advance saves a ton of time. It also helps in keeping the kitchen organized.

Ingredients for PB&J inspired fruit shake:

  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup skimmed milk

Ingredients for a Banana, Almond, and Flaxseed Shake:

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2-3 drops almond extract

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup skimmed milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree

Ingredients for green smoothie formula:

  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Step 3: Place fruits in the blender

When you’re done setting up the blender, start whipping up your pre-workout fruit smoothie. Do this by placing the fruit into the blender, and pulse three to four times so they become roughly chopped (don’t forget to put the lid on!).

Tip: Going for a chunky fruit shake? Limit the pulses to two or three times.

Step 4: Add the non-fruit ingredients

After giving the fruits a rough chop in the blender, it’s time to add the non-fruit ingredients on the list. Examples of these ingredients are:

  • Thickeners: nut butter, purees, yogurts
  • Sweeteners: honey and syrups
  • Spices or Flavourings: extracts and spices
  • Powdered supplements: pre-workout, protein, and muscle-building powders

Place these ingredients in the blender and pulse them so they’re evenly distributed with the chopped fruits.

Step 5: Add the milk 

Once the fruit and non-fruit components of the shake are mixed together, add in the liquids. Grab the skimmed milk and pour it into the blender. Feel free to use other milk alternatives like almond, coconut or oat milk to suit your preferences! 

Step 6: Blend and serve! 

Blend everything together until you reach the desired texture/thickness. Then serve the fruit shake by pouring it into a tall, chilled glass. Taking your smoothie to-go? Pack it into a shaker bottle or a cold thermos. 

Knowing how to make a fruit smoothie that doubles as a healthy snack isn’t that hard after all, right? Drinking a fruit shake before exercising helps boost energy levels so you can train longer and harder. They’re also a great way to incorporate powdered supplements into a workout program. 

Do you have questions about how to make a fruit smoothie? Ask them in the comments section below!